Redskins Defense | D / ST
Defensive Coordinator: Jim Haslett
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Fantasy Football Outlook: It will be important for the Redskins to have outside linebacker Brian Orakpo back and healthy after missing last season. Expect that to happen and while we may see the Redskins push for close to 40 sacks, they are likely a defense to avoid this summer.
Washington is looking to retool in the secondary with draft picks like corner David Amerson and safeties Bacarri Rambo and Phillip Thomas. This could be an interesting fantasy defense by next season, but for now, they are a work in progress.
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
While I’m a believer in the Redskins linebacking corps, it’s hard to love this teams secondary.
With an all-star cast (yeah, I’m begin sarcastic here) of Brandon Meriweather, Tanard Jackson, Reed Doughty and Madieu Williams as your notable safeties, it’s likely going to be trouble for this team. None of those defenders do I consider respectable against the vertical game; with the Giants, Eagles and Cowboys in your division, it’s going to be a long year.
Still this squad did show flashes at times last year, and Jim Haslett will continue to stay multiple, bringing pressure. That said, stay away from the Redskins, until they prove to be a worthy waiver wire option.
2011 Fantasy Outlook
The Redskins have some pieces that suggest they could be a team worth owing in a year or two for fantasy football but right now they have some work to do. One rumor during the lockout as the team acquiring former 49ers nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin when the league resumes activities and that would be a huge help to this team.
I can’t believe the 49ers would let Franklin go, but he would help solve a lot of problems for the Redskins, vs the run, and that would help allow them to rush to passer with outside linebacker Brian Orakpo and rookie linebacker / lineman Ryan Kerrigan from Purdue. Putting opposing offenses in third and lone situation is always a good thing but the Redskins have the type of players in the secondary to help them make plays of those situations.
Don’t look to the Redskins as an option worth drafting in the summer, but if they can sign Franklin and string together a respectable offense (very questionable in the passing game) this defense may be worth grabbing off the waiver wire in the season.
The Redskins defense was still good in 2009 but they fell back after losing their coordinator Greg Williams to the Saints. Now, Jim Haslett is the new coordinator and the team is expected to use a 3/4 defense.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: With a bad offense and the loss of coordinator Greg Williams (Saints) this group fell hard in 2009. This was a disappointment as they signed Albert Haynesworth in the offseason and added star talent Brian Orakpo in the draft.
For the year, this group was 18th against in points given up, 16th against the run. For all the talent this core has, these numbers can be improved upon in 2010.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: So far, I don’t like what I’m seeing out of the Redskins defense this offseason. The team moved to a three – four setup and I don’t think they have the LB depth to play this effectively. Andre Carter now has to play as a linebacker instead of being a solid defensive end.
Beyond that free agent acquisition Maake Kemoeatu is still recovering from his torn Achille last summer and may not be ready to be the team full time nose tackle. Those problems are bad but I’m most disappointed in Albert Haynesworth’s attitude this offseason. For a guy that was given a 100 million dollar contract last year, you would think he would not be whining about wanting to leave the team.
At least as I’m writing this article Haynesworth is expected to get back to camp in June, and hopefully he can get down to business.
With all these problems, I can’t recommend fantasy owners select this group on draft day even as a backup. They have the talent to be a good fantasy option, but they need to get their ducks in a row.
- Good Secondary
- Changed To A Three – Four Defense
- Issues With Players Out Of Position, Health and Attitude
More Fantasy Football Player Info About The Redskins Team Defense
Redskins Defense | D/ ST
Points 21 (18th) | Pass 207 (9th) | Run 112 (16th) |
Sacks 40 | Int 11 | FF 17 | TD: D 3 | ST 0
Defensive Style: 3-4 (implementing 3/4 this year)
Bye Week Conflicts (WK 9): Rams, 49ers, Jaguars, Titans, Broncos
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